… so that one day you realized that what you wanted had already happened long ago and in the dwelling place in which you lived before you began, and that every step along the way, you had carried the heart and the mind and the promise, that first set you off and then drew you on – and that you were more marvelous in your simple wish to find a way than the gilded roofs of any destination you could reach.
— David Whyte
When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another–and ourselves.
— Jack Kornfield
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
― Elizabeth Gilbert
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken:
The crownless again shall be King.
— J.R.R Tolkien